What you need to do to get your wedding plans off the ground and headed in the right direction.
Now that your engagement is in full swing and the excitement of the proposal begins to slightly fade.. you begin to wonder, where do I begin? If you’re not sure what to do or where to start here are some foundational keys to ensure the success of your Special Day.
1. Set The Date.
2. Set a Realistic Budget.
Have a meeting with all those contributing to the costs of your wedding.
3. Compile your guests list.
4. Choose your ceremony & reception venues.
Note that if you plan to have a religious ceremony, the booking of your reception venue is dependent on the availability of the Church/Minister.
5. Decide on your theme and color scheme.
6. Do your homework.
Educate yourself on what’s out there. Buy Bridal mags, and watch wedding shows to cue in on what kind and type of details you would want for your special day. Start a Bridal Binder or develop your own Inspirational Board.
7. Get help if you need it.
Even the most organized person needs a second. Did you know it takes over 200 hours to plan a wedding? Where does one find time to sleep? Eat? Shop? Enlisting the services of a wedding planner may be an option or you.
Remember: Make a mental note to have fun, and incorporate that into your planning process. Especially when challenges are impending, take break and come back at another time with a different approach. You’ll be refreshed and glad that you did.